The Golden City

The Golden City

Large Print - 2009
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"A world that exists in the shadow of our own" . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, "The Golden City" is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made "The Traveler "and "The""Dark Rive"r international hits.
John Twelve Hawks's previous novels about the mystical Travelers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. The" Washington Post" wrote that "The Traveler" "portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine . . ." and "Publishers Weekly" hailed the series as "a saga that's part "A Wrinkle in Time," part "The Matrix" and part Kurosawa epic." Internet chat rooms and blogs have overflowed with speculation about the final destiny of the richly imagined characters fighting an epic battle beneath the surface of our modern world.
In "The Golden City," Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, "The Golden City" will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780375434426
Characteristics: 515 p. ;,24 cm.

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Cindasan_62
Sep 11, 2016

Not as thrilling as The Traveler or as dark as The Dark River, but this final book of Twelve Hawks' trilogy makes clear the message that he's sending about modern society, the dangers of choosing stability and security over freedom, and just how far we are on the road to total surveillance and complete loss of privacy.

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nhoj
Nov 15, 2010

Allegory about a society controlled by a paranoid all powerful government - the church

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